August 1, 2007

Be Sure To Take Advantage of These JID and CID Resources

Are you taking advantage of all the resources available to you as an IDSA member? Readers of The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID) and Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) have several free, easy, and automatic ways to stay informed:

  • E-TOC alerts deliver journal tables of contents directly to a user’s e-mail inbox. Individuals can register online at the University of Chicago Press (UCP) website, select the journals for which they would like to receive alerts, and receive an e-mail notification each time a new issue is published. The e-mail contains the new journal issue’s table of contents and links directly to the issue online.
  • RSS (which stands for “Really Simple Syndication”) disseminates summary information about new journal articles and new tables of contents as they go online. Individuals can subscribe to the journals’ RSS feeds by going to the journal website, copying the URL for the RSS feed to their clipboard, and pasting it into an RSS reader. The RSS reader regularly checks all subscribed feeds for new content and downloads any updates it finds.
  • UpToDate is a comprehensive, evidence-based clinical information resource available to clinicians on the Web, desktop, and PDA. UpToDate is designed to give clinicians the concise, practical answers they need when they need them the most—at the point of care. Many articles in the online versions of CID and JID have accompanying links to similar topics at the UpToDate website.
  • News/In the Literature: Each issue of CID includes an “In this Issue” column, which briefly summarizes key CID articles; “In the Literature,” which summarizes key infectious diseases studies that have been published in other leading journals, and a “News” column, which includes infectious diseases coverage by Reuters with expert commentary by a CID editor. These columns are available online and in print.

Visit JID at and CID at to take advantage of these resources.

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